Windows Server 2012 R2 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It was published on May 31st of 2013. It contains many substantial changes over it predecessor, and substantially streamlines the number of available versions, which are down to four: Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter.

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Task Not Running (Last Run Result 0x41325)

I have two tasks with the exact same settings. Then only difference is the name of the Task of-cause. One of them runs Last Run Result: 0x0. The other however do not run 0x41325. Looking for ideas ...
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Can't add trusted domain's users to ACLs

I am currently testing external trusts as a way to share resources with another organisation we're very close to. The test environment includes 2 servers running 2012 R2. One for each domain with AD (...
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confusing Microsoft licensing. What licenses do I need to get? CALs/Windows Server [duplicate]

This is for a school (private, small, K-12). I've got one server computer I want to install Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on (unless there's a better edition to suite my needs, please do tell) ...
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SysPrep windows 2012 r2 for VM cloning

I'm trying to SysPrep a 2012 r2 std edition VM that I built which has IIS already configured for my website as well as some additional applications already installed and configured the way I need them....
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Export or Convert Hyper-V VM to OVA/OVF

I can't find (Google) any documentation on how to export or convert hyper-v VMs to OVA or OVF. The hyper-visor is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The results from Google only point to System Center ...
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What could be the cause of this latency on IIS7 web cluster MVC?

Specs: Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS 7 .NET 4.0 MVC 3 application 2 servers in a cluster with load balancing enabled Oracle back end We have dozens of MVC3 apps hosted on this server, but only two of ...
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Azure Backup - Unable to communicate to service

Been encountering this error message every now and then when backing up my servers using the standard Azure Backup agent: Azure Backup - Unable to communicate to service The agent simply bails out ...
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Slow writing speed to Windows Server 2012

I have a problem with slow writing speed via mapped network drive (samba) on Windows Server 2012R2. I'll describe my network and tests below: I have two computers both running W8.1 (Desktop and ...
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windows performance recorder - CPU usage Sampled vs CPU Usage Precise

Hello I am trying to capture the performance using WPR, sometimes it gives me CPU usage sampled, sometimes it gives me CPU usage precise. What should be done to get CPU usage sampled, every time
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Windows Server 2012 VPN SSTP VPN

I have the following problem : I have a tastk to create Windows Server 2012 RRAS VPN using SSTP. The PPTP VPN works, but I just cannot make the certificates work and I have no idea why. Logs are ...
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What does D:2 mean as the drive in a Windows path?

A Windows 2012 server is showing paths starting with D: and with D:2 in Resource Monitor, e.g.: System 4 D:2\$LogFile sqlservr.exe 1808 D:2\SQL\LOG\Sp2013_Config_log.ldf Screen ...
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Win2012r2 Services Recovery Tab documenation refuses to launch

Services Recovery Tab Help will not launch. [ On the "Recovery" tab in Windows Services.msc, clicking on "Help me set up recovery actions" results in "An internal error occurred (...
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RDS Clipboard redirection

I just deployed a RDS Host server and a Remote Gateway server, both Windows 2012 R2. I cannot get clipboard redirection (copy and paste between local PC and RDP session) to work for domain users who ...
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Non-Domain Thin Client RDPing to Domain Terminal Server with domain credentials

I have Windows Thin Clients on the network that are not Domain joined. They access a Domain joined terminal server. If I use RDP and enter the server name, then when prompted, user credentials they ...
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How can I propagate IIS settings across multiple servers in AD?

I have an active domain with about 20 machines, each running some applications we have setup. We need to set up IIS on these machines to serve files that some of these applications are outputting. ...
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Windows remote desktop session host high availability login

I had Windows Terminal Server (WS2012 Standard R2), where everything worked as expected. After this I installed 3 more servers and did high availability with 2 connection brokers and 2 session hosts ...
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Nginx: public website and anywhere access vpn routing

I have a nginx server with a https site hosted on it. In my network I also have windows anywhere access running (VPN, RDP ,xyz.remoteaccess.com etc). How do I setup nginx to allow the public to view ...
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Maximum Timer for Drain Roles?

This is one of those weird questions I would expect to be documented (Especially on Tech Net), but I honestly haven't found an actual explanation. As of Server 2012 R2 you can set your cluster nodes ...
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cygwin64 on Windows server, syslog data prints out all in one line

I am trying to automatically format syslog data from cygwin64 to print out with line breaks at the end of each line, so I can do some parsing later on. However, I don't see any configs that could ...
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In-place upgrades for Windows Server (updated for Y2016)

In the spirit of asking a Good subjective question I bring this forth again, in hopes that ServerFault will continue to be a preferred "go to" when searching on this topic. OLD REFERENCE Back in ...
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GPO - is it possible to override enabled policy with not configured?

we have a request to allow customer to change firewall settings for servers in some OUs. These OUs inherit some policy which sets firewall to off for public and private network profiles. I wonder if ...
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Multi-Folder/Site update of files

In our company we are hosting around 120+ sites on one of our servers, and we are bumping into the same scenario every few months. We find a bug in either an entire .html file or a class of a .css ...
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How could I quickly recover lost DFS files on AWS?

We have a Windows 2012 R2 file server on a EC2 instance, with DFS network shares. The overall data takes about 600-800GB. I would like to somehow keep a copy at 15 minutes intervals for the lastest ...
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why use an Active Directory multi-tree design?

I get asked the same question a lot. Why use multi-tree forests when designing Active Directory? I know that the two trees will belong to different namespaces and that they will share Scheme/...
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Internal EV SSL From A Windows Server 2012 R2 Root CA Shows Up As A Normal Certificate

I am trying to setup an internal ev ssl server for all of my internal applications giving ie the little green bar and chrome displaying my company name. It works fine in IE displaying the green bar as ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Printing causes any application to crash

We have a problem when trying to print on a new virtual machine using windows server 2012 r2 on all (ipv4) network printers. When we try to print from Adobe Reader, SQL server management and all ...
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Disabling the enforcement of lock screen after idle time via GPO

I created a GPO for enforcing locked screen after idle time via the Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit. Tested it on my OU and it worked. So then I disabled it but it STILL locks the ...
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GPOs fail to apply; reason: Inaccessible, Empty, or Disabled; Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain. Yesterday, a computer’s (running Windows 10 Pro) network drive stopped working. After further investigation (gpresult /h) it appears ALL group policy objects ...
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SOLVED: Microsoft LAPS - Not implementing password to custom Admin account

I am trying to implement Microsoft LAPS (Local Admin Password Solution) in a VM environment. I currently have a Server 2012 R2 domain controller with a Windows 7 client. I was able to update the ...
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WSUS Too many “not applicable” updates. Is this normal?

I have just implemented WSUS in production for the first time. Everything is working fine, but the info reported by the Update Service Manager is a bit unintuitive. When i check on a computers status ...
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OpenSSH won't resolve %temp% environment variable in commands and batch files

I installed OpenSSH on my Windows Server 2012 R2 system. So far everything works except for resolving the %temp% environment variable: In my PuTTy SSH client I can resolve %systemroot% but not %...
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how to fix remote desktop access in Windows Server 2012 R2

Kind of an embarrassing question but... One day I was playing around with GPOs to try and grant local Administrator access to a specific User group for a specific Client computer. Somehow, I messed ...
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Ldap over ssl not working

I have configured AD DS, DNS and AD CS in windows server 2012 R2. I have restarted machine after configured. I can able to connect with ldap on port 389 using ldp.exe. When trying to connect with ...
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Deleted updates still appear in WSUS console

I have set up a WSUS server and set it to download updates from microsoft.com. Later I decided I don't need all the updates I have previously selected and since I couldn't find a "delete" button I ...
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Is there a Difference between “logoff” and “shutdown -l” -command in Windows?

Is there a Difference between logoff and shutdown -l -command in Windows? They both logoff the current session. (Background: i had a Problem where the software in the costumers remotesession (w2k12) ...
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How to set up NFS audit options using nfsadmin on Windows 2012 R2

Hi guys I need set up two audit options using commandline on bunch of my NFS servers (Windows 2012 R2), like this: nfsadmin server config audit = +mount audit= +locking I pretty sure this is ...
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Error configuring File Share Witness in a Windows 2012R2 Cluster

I'm learning how to configure a simple W2012R2 Cluster for a AlwaysOn Basic Availability Group. I have this VM scenario: - 1 DC (outside the cluster) - 2 SQL Server Standard 2016 (in a Cluster) I'...
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Can Windows IIS settings be managed from the command line?

I've gone through a plethora of GUIs to setup a new IIS instance with some custom settings. I'm aware of web.config in my wwwroot but that does not reflect all the changes I've made. Is there a way ...
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How am I granted access to a protected Windows share without entering a password?

I was logged in to a local administrator account on a Windows 2012 R2 server yesterday and noticed I was granted immediate (passwordless) access to the C$ admin share on another 2012 R2 server. These ...
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SBS2008 migration to 2012R2 Foundation possible?

is it possible to migrate an sbs2008 to 2012R2 Foundation? Exchange and Sharepoint are no longer needed. I just need the AD structure so I do not need to edit the client systems. I am a bit unsure ...
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Auditing Registry events through AD

I want to audit registry related events (modify key delete key etc) , so i enabled it via group policy and setup a "Global Object Access Auditing" for auditing on "Authenticated Users". Unfortunately ...
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WMI “Access Denied” to Read Only Domain Controller

From a management machine using wbemtest, we are able to successfully connect to a remote Read-Only Domain Controller that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with a user who is a member of ...
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IIS has read only web.config - shared config with azure file storage

Something is causing our web.config to be locked as read-only meaning that we can't edit it. According to an Unlock tool, it isn't locked. But as administrator on the box we can't edit it. We are ...
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Windows firewall log not rolling over

I have Windows 2012R2 and I have the firewall set to log successful and dropped connections (some machines set locally, some via GPO). Regardless of how its set, I notice that when the log reached the ...
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Deployment fails for SQL Server 2014 SP1 Standard on Windows Server 2012 R2 VM

Apologize in advance - this stuff isn't exactly my wheelhouse. I'm trying to provision a VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 and setup SQL Server 2014 SP1 Standard using the Azure portal. I pretty much ...
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Can't change non admin password with RDWeb

I setup RDWeb on my Windows Server 2012 R2 installation to allow domain users to change their own password. However only Administrator users can change their password. When a regular user wants to ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Unable to print randomly

From the time our servers were built we have had on and off printing issues with them. The current issue is affecting random users and will only prevent them from printing from within certain ...
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cscript.exe taking high cpu

I have a server with Windows 2012 R2 OS. Very recently (for some hours), I started noticing cpu utilization to be 100%, majorly consumed by MS Console Based Script Host (cscript.exe). I have googled ...
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Why is the free space in a storage pool less than the capacity?

I'm trying to set up a new storage pool using 2 physical disks in my system. The sceneario is as follows: I have 2x 3TB HDDS in the machine. The machine's BIOS doesn't support booting from GPT :( ...
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Do I need an antivirus program in each virtual machine?

I have a 2012 R2 Hyper-V host running System center endpoint protection. There are two virtual windows servers being hosted by it. I have all .vhdx drives in a folder on d:/server/ Can I trust the ...